Schools on the Costa del Sol

SELECTING THE RIGHT EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD

SELECTING THE RIGHT EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD

Why is education important?

Education is one of the key components that brings development and success into society. The more people in a community whom are educated, the more their community around them can progress and flourish. 

Every child is different and holds unique strengths to be harnessed, areas to develop and individual needs to be met. Some children respond well to visual learning tools while others process information best when it is spoken. Some excel in social environments while others are more introverted and prefer to study and learn in their own comfortable environment. Once that balance has been found, it is then when they begin to develop their own set of skills.

These are only a few of the many factors which should be taken into account when choosing the best option for your/with you child and one in which we can support you with.

We do also offer the next step into further education, should this be a summer course, Gap year or University. We can also explore the endless possibilities that can be found and help you narrow this down to a specific course/modules at University.

What we do

It can be daunting when you don’t know an area of the world, - let alone a town, city or where the nearest airport or train station is. Filling out application forms is a task nobody enjoys, especially when you are under pressure to ensure it is all completed correctly.
We support you along the process, from establishing the best school to suit your child/children taking into consideration their strengths and interests, and of course ensuring that they will be within a nurturing environment.

ASSESSMENT

We spend time with you and your children making certain that the schools we put forward for you to select from, will be the right ones for your family.

PAPERWORK

We take over the paperwork trail, emailing schools, filling out the application forms and guiding you through the application process.

Step by Step

We work with you and your child on an individual basis to pave the way for a smoother transition towards the school interview and application process. 

SUPPORT

We help and support you with any doubts or questions you may have and need answers to.

what we offer

Step 1 :

We spend time with you and discuss what your priorities are, which location/s are important for you, what you and your child want from the school.

Research schools throughout desired locations.

Follow up meeting to discuss and assist with any concerns.

Step 2

We present you with up to 5 schools, 3 for you to apply to, or if you prefer we apply to your choice of schools on your behalf. We deal with all correspondence to and from the school and complete all application forms ensuring documentation required is correct. Throughout the whole process you are kept up to date with everything.

Guidance for the interview process.

Follow up meeting to discuss any concerns.

Step 3

Two practice interview sessions and guidance for the interview process.

Support for the first few months of school in case of any concerns.

Assistance with transportation at destination point.

School FAQ on Boarding and Day Schools

What is the difference between being a boarder, weekly boarder and being a day student?

A boarding school is residential and the student stays on the premises throughout the school term attending classes, weekly boarder returns home on the weekend while a in a day school the student returns home after school hours.

What are the advantages of a day pupil?

A day pupil, inevitably will build a stronger bond with their parents from a young age and plant their roots faster in their community. School projects turn into home projects and parents are more hands on with their child and their school work. Emotional needs are usually met faster.

What are the advantages of being a boarder?

Children become independent sooner, have a stronger academic relationship with their peers and teacher and later find they are better prepared for university. In some cases, becoming a boarder gives the child more emotional and academic stability if home life is not.

At what age can my child begin boarding?

In the UK, boarding places are available from the age of 7, which can seem very young however generally children begin boarding from the age of 11, Year 9 or 10. However, it is an individual choice dependent on the family circumstances and yours to make with your child. Increasingly usual is for students to begin boarding during ‘A’ levels, Sixth Form or International Baccalaureate (IB) which is the IB program study from the age of 16.

Is boarding a fit for every child?

Interestingly no, as no child is the same. Simply put, some children are not ready to leave the home even though todays boarding schools are a very comfortable while other will take it like a duck to water and enjoy what is on offer like a full range of academic and social activities, such as STEAM and movie nights, games nights, excursion. In addition being in an environment contributes towards generating a sense of responsibility, team building and independence within a child.

Should I choose Co-Ed or Single Sex schooling?

It is a personal choice dependent on many factors, including cultural background, beliefs and there are plenty of options for both single sex and co-ed schools offering equally excellent facilities and education.

I have already chosen a school for my child, can you help me with the process of applying to the school?

Yes, we are more than happy to take it from there and complete all necessary paperwork that needs to be done on your behalf. Or if you are deciding between a couple of schools we can help you simplify the process. 

What is the average cost of boarding education and day school?

Annual fees range from £15,000 to £50,000 for boarders while day school can range between £5,000 – £20,000

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Education and personal development through workshops or one on one

Alexandra continues her dedicated career in working with children, parents and educational institutions by supporting and guiding them through daily struggles they may face.

She looks forward to working alongside you and your family.

Getting in touch

If you are curious about the many options there are on having your child educated in an English education system, please do not hesitate in contacting us.